9,000 in Senegal (2007), increasing. Population total all countries: 15,000. A few hundred elderly monolinguals.
Ziguinchor region: north from Bliss Island, Kalisseye Inlet to Casamance river, to The Gambia border; east to Dioloulou, Kafountine area extends north to Brikama (The Gambia); Karon islands.
None known. Lexical similarity: 64% with Mlomp [mlo], the most similar (Jola) language.
Latin script [Latn].
Ethnic autonym: Kaloon. Strong desire to develop the language and preserve the culture.